Becoming a friend to Silence
Is a Way of being in the world
It is of the realm of choice
It will not come upon you.
It is deliberate and disciplined
As well it is a process,
The rewards for silence are
Not readily available
At the point of choice.
The opposite is true
the internal cavity, starved from
The years of tussle,
Will protest strongly to the desire
To settle into silence.
The physical, mental and emotional
system will rise up in great and powerful
waves, like the rolling sea
to attempt to alter the course
of the intuitive self.
The sailor will want to abandon ship,
try a different course
delineate all the reasons that it is not possible
to complete the journey into Silence.
A deep hunger must exist for the day the sea settles
Sun shines, and the wind blows softly,
But only after the Storm has had its way
With the Vessel.